Schmitt Industries Inc. announced today that it has added a new advanced multi-functional process control capability to its line of SBS balancing and process monitoring products for the grinding industry. The SBS ExactControl process control card will offer up to seven strategies for precision monitoring and control of the grinding process. The various control strategies offered by the SBS ExactControl card can help customers optimize the grinding process, thereby improving part quality and reducing costs.
"This revolutionary process control capability allows manufacturers to effectively and efficiently monitor the grinding process to achieve increased precision, thereby improving efficiency and reducing costs," commented James A. Fitzhenry, President and CEO of Schmitt Industries. "SBS products take the challenge out of grinding wheel balancing and process control and provide manufacturers with levels of accuracy and process control that can't be realized with any other competitive system."
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
- grinding wheel
Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.
- process control
Method of monitoring a process. Relates to electronic hardware and instrumentation used in automated process control. See in-process gaging, inspection; SPC, statistical process control.